Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême 2014:
ComiXology Takes Comics Further at the 41st Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême in France
ComiXology brand ambassadors to showcase French publishers on comiXology and hand out codes for free comics
January 28th, 2014 – Angoulême, France / New York, NY. – Celebrating their second year of attendance at the Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême, comiXology – the revolutionary digital comics platform and recently named #1 Top-Grossing iPad Book App in France for 2013 – returns with panel presentations and brand ambassadors giving away free books during the entire Festival!
“It’s great to return to the Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême as we continue to expand our global presence with some great announcements this week and beyond,” said comiXology co-founder & CEO David Steinberger. “And for all of those people that will be with us at Angoulême: be sure to get your free BD!”
Here’s a list of events & giveaways comiXology will have during the Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême ‘14:
Thursday, January 30
PANEL – 4:00 – 5:00pm – A New Way To Think & Create Digital Comics With ComiXology, @ Pavillion Jeunes Talents
Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO), Geoffo & Mast (Creators – Marvel, Thrillbent), Emily & Simon (Creators – MediaEntity, Éditions Delcourt)
Saturday, February 1
PANEL – 5:00pm – All Forms of Digital Comics With ComiXology @ Pavillion Jeunes Talents
Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO), Jean-Luc Sala (Creator – Soleil Productions), Thomas Cadène (Creator – Delcourt, Dupuis, Casterman), Geoffo & Mast (Creators – Marvel, Thrillbent), Marion Amirganian (Publisher – Delcourt).
Here is a list of the free digital comics that will be handed out at the publishers’ booth:
- Les Légendaires tome 1 from Delcourt
- Okko tome 1 from Delcourt
- Les Naufragés d’Ythaq tome 1 from Soleil
- Les P’tits Diables tome 1 from Soleil
- Secrets Bancaires USA tome 1 from Glénat
- Special Branch tome 1 from Glénat
- Freaks’ Squeele : Rouge tome 1 from Ankama
- City Hall tome 1 from Ankama
- Kairos tome 1 from Ankama
ComiXology capped off 2013 by charting as iTunes’ #1 Top Grossing non-game iPad App for 2013 in the U.S., and the Top-Grossing iPad Book App for 2013 in France, Belgium, Germany, Spain and the UK!
At last year’s Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême, comiXology first announced it’s intention to enter the French market by announcing the opening of Paris-based comiXology Europe, the company’s first overseas subsidiary, which is spearheading international language content acquisition across Europe. French language navigation, a precursor to full French localization, was added to comiXology’s iOS apps in June of 2013. The Franco-Belgian market is home to a ravenous base of comic book fans, which account for a $700 million annual market – roughly on par with the U.S. market.
This year marks comiXology’s second attending the Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême. Now in its 41st year, the festival is considered the premier comics show in Europe with over 200,000 attendees every year and playing host to creators, cartoonists, publishers, and fans from around the world.
With over 45,000 comics and graphic novels from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and unique Guided View reading experience is available across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8, and www.comixology.com – making it the best digital platform for comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.
ComiXology has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View™ reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become one of iTunes top grossing iPad apps in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, and including independent creators as well, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. A privately held company, comiXology is based in New York City, with offices in Los Angeles and Paris. For more information, visit www.comixology.com.